Private life affects fund managers’ performance

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Yan Lu and Sugata Ray from the university of Florida and Melvyn Teo from the Singapore management university have explored the impact of limited attention on investment performance by analyzing the returns of hedge fund managers who are distracted by personal events such as marriage and divorce.

They have found that marriages and divorces are associated with significantly lower fund alpha, during the six-month period surrounding the event and for up to two years after the event.

The full research is available here : SSRN-id2565749

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